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    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 22nd Jun 06, 10:17 AM
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    Jo4
    What is there to do and see in and about Glasgow?
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    • 22nd Jun 06, 10:17 AM
    What is there to do and see in and about Glasgow? 22nd Jun 06 at 10:17 AM
    We are going to Glasgow and are wondering what there is to see and do especially on a Sunday? BTW we will have a car so we can travel. Is there any where we should definitely go or any where we should try to stay away from? Any good places for eating at a reasonable price and any where to get a nice meal as we will be celebrating our wedding anniversary when we are over?

    Looking forward to your suggestions!
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  • bokkie7975
    I don't think anyone has mentioned the Fossil Grove, have they?
    http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/Parks_gardens/victoriapark.htm
    This is also a handy website for tips and ideas
    http://www.seeglasgow.com/
    You can get around Glasgow on the tour bus - it's a hop-on, hop-off tour, so if anything catches your eye, you can get off and explore, then get on the next tour. http://www.scotguide.com/city_tours.htm
    I hope you have a great time.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 6th Jul 06, 11:13 AM
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    THANKS for all the suggestions! I am really looking forward to going!
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 20th Sep 06, 9:25 PM
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    Update!
    We went to Glasgow and had a fabulous time. The people were extremely friendly. There was an entertainer outside Buchanan Galleries and we watched him 2 evenings in a row, he was that good.

    We only had one problem the entire time we were there and it happened on the last day, we had to go home , but at least we can go back again and we hope to next year, !!
  • Mrs J
    Yeah, so glad you enjoyed yourself! The weather's been, shall we say, a touch miserbale at the moment, but it's still a great city to visit. So what did you eventually decide to go and see?
  • Edinburghlass
    I'm going to make this thread a sticky as we have such a successful similar thread on Edinburgh, so post up any and all of your favourite things to do in Glasgow and the surrounding area
    • Macnab
    • By Macnab 21st Sep 06, 9:27 AM
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    Macnab
    I don't think anyone has mentioned the Fossil Grove, have they?
    http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/Parks_gardens/victoriapark.htm
    This is also a handy website for tips and ideas
    http://www.seeglasgow.com/
    You can get around Glasgow on the tour bus - it's a hop-on, hop-off tour, so if anything catches your eye, you can get off and explore, then get on the next tour. http://www.scotguide.com/city_tours.htm
    I hope you have a great time.
    by bokkie7975
    Drove past Victoria park for the first time last week and thought it looked lovely, but after this link I shall definitely visit
    thanks!
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Sep 06, 7:30 PM
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    Yeah, so glad you enjoyed yourself! The weather's been, shall we say, a touch miserbale at the moment, but it's still a great city to visit. So what did you eventually decide to go and see?
    by Mrs J
    We went to Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch shopping centre, Braehead shopping centre, the Pride of the Clyde, done some sight seeing..... We need more time so next time rather than 5 days and 4 nights we are hoping to go 7 nights and 7 days!!
    Last edited by Jo4; 21-09-2006 at 10:06 PM.
  • scotnan
    The Art Galleries are closed just now
    by WestieFan
    Just a reminder to everyone - it's open again after the long refurbishment
    • scotgirl2
    • By scotgirl2 21st Sep 06, 11:55 PM
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    there is a big place near the braehead shopping centre in glasgow called x-scape and its an amazing day out, plenty shops and restaurants and also rock climbing and ski-ing if you like!
    HEATHER :)
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  • BlondieE
    Glad you had a brilliant time. Glasgow gets such bad press at times but its such a beautiful city. Haven't been to the new xscape yet - is it any good?
    • scotgirl2
    • By scotgirl2 22nd Sep 06, 12:23 AM
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    its newish, only opened a few months ago but many companies opening every week so its full of stuff like the odeon/resturants/rock climbing/ ski-ing etc
    HEATHER :)
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  • BlondieE
    Is it the new one next to Braehead/Ikea.
    • scotgirl2
    • By scotgirl2 22nd Sep 06, 12:47 AM
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    yes its just down at the next roundabout hidden behind sainsburys petrol station, its like the tradis, looks small, but has plenty inside
    HEATHER :)
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  • BlondieE
    Thanks, I'll give it a try but holiday weekend maybe not ideal time to go!!!
  • Tallulah22
    can anybody recomment a place to stay in Glasgow by the SECC?
  • THE MIDDLEMAN
    can anybody recomment a place to stay in Glasgow by the SECC?
    by Tallulah22

    hi we have a travel lodge booked for the scissor sisters in nov, got it for 15 via travel lodge.

    go here

    click here for link!!!!
    To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
    Confucius
  • THE MIDDLEMAN
    as an ex student of Glasgow - Jordanhill 91-94 I loved the west end.

    For me too - hampden park - history of football good for the men and lady footie lovers

    The Burell Collection

    the burrell - click HERE

    or

    The Science Museum is amazing too - great for adults I love it....

    click here!!
    To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
    Confucius
  • Tallulah22
    Thanks Middleman the price for the 2 nights is £98 for the dates i want... fab price though,
    • scotsbob
    • By scotsbob 31st Jan 07, 4:09 PM
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    Pretty sad really that the majority of suggestions are go shopping or visit things outside Glasgow (Loch Lomond, Falkirk etc.)
  • chivalry21
    I live in Glasgow's West End, I was born in the Queen Mother's hospital, which I can see from my kitchen window. I've travelled all over the world and lived in New York, Sydney, Lisbon, Toronto and London and I can honestly say Glasgow beats them all hands down (with the possible exception of it's weather).

    There a thousands of things to do in Glasgow, it's a fantastic place to live, work, play and visit.

    Try the following for starters:
    Attractions:
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (West End)
    Glasgow Transport Museum (West End - opposite Kelvingrove)
    People's Palace & Winter Gardens (Glasgow Green)
    The Burrell Collection (South Side)
    Hunterian Art Gallery & Museum (West End - Glasgow Uni)
    Scotland Street Museum (Charles Rennie Mac - South Side)
    Scottish Football Museum (Hampden)
    Bothwell Castle (Bothwell)
    Botanic Gardens (West End - top of Byres Road)
    Clydebuilt (Braehead)
    Glasgow City Chambers (City Centre)
    Gallery of Modern Art (City Centre)
    Glasgow Cathedral (East of City Centre)
    Glasgow Necropolis (Near Cathedral)
    The Glasgow School of Art
    House for an Art Lover
    Kelvingrove Park (lawn bowls, tennis etc.)
    Mitchell Library (West of City Centre - Largest in Europe)
    New Lanark World Heritage Site (Lanark not Glasgow)
    Glasgow Science Centre (Clyde)
    IMax Cinema Glasgow (Near Science Centre)
    SECC (Concerts etc.)

    Shopping:
    Buchannan Street - City Centre
    Argyll Street - City Centre
    Buchannan Galleries - City Centre
    Braehead - West of City
    Glasgow Fort - East of City
    The Forge - East of City

    Dining & Entertainment
    Merchant City (City Centre)
    Ashton Lane (West End)
    Sauchiehall Street
    See http://www.5pm.co.uk
    And Glasgow Dining Guide

    This is really just a small list of the things you can see and do. Make sure you take a ride on the clockwork orange (Glasgow's subway) it's the 3rd oldest subway system in the world after London and Budapest.

    You can find more to see and do at http://www.seeglasgow.com/ and http://wikitravel.org/en/Glasgow and http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow
    Last edited by chivalry21; 31-01-2007 at 5:04 PM.
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